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Mers: WHO says South Korean outbreak large and complex

Tourists wearing masks to prevent contracting Mers resting at Myeongdong shopping district in central Seoul on June 12, 2015.

[SEOUL] A World Health Organization (WHO) team of experts said on Saturday South Korea's outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) is "large and complex"and more cases should be anticipated.

The WHO has conducted a joint review with South Korean officials and experts of the country's response to the MERS outbreak which has infected 138 people and killed 14 of them since the first case was diagnosed on May 20.


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